In the News: Meteors!

Last Tuesday, January 16th at 8:08pm, a meteor lit up the skies over southeastern Michigan. The vibrations from the noise the meteor made as it entered the atmosphere were strong enough to register as a 2.0 earthquake on the Richter scale! 

But... what is a meteor made of? Where did it come from? Why did it make such a loud noise? What is the difference between a meteor and a shooting star? When does a meteoroid become a meteor? Is a meteor the same as an asteroid? You've got questions and we've got answers! Check out the list of books and DVDs below for your space-related information needs.

Astrophysics for people in a hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson
Also available in: e-book | audiobook | e-audiobook | large print
A briefer history of time by Stephen Hawking
Also available in: audiobook
Atlas of the universe by Mark A. Garlick
Destination: space by Christoph Englert
The universe in a nutshell by Stephen Hawking
The physics of Star Trek by Lawrence Maxwell Krauss
The backyard astronomer's guide by Terence Dickinson